Missouri uses weather stations to help farmers avoid off-target applications

by Linda Geist

Nine Missouri weather stations recently received updates to help farmers and chemical applicators know when to spray herbicides to avoid off-target movement caused by temperature inversions.

The University of Missouri Extension Commercial Agriculture Program operates 24 real-time weather stations throughout the state. The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council recently funded updates for stations in Monroe City, Vandalia, Albany, Columbia, Green Ridge, Hayward, Lamar, Linneus and Mountain Grove. Continue reading

Position available: Assistant Professor of Row Crop and Forage Entomology

The Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU) seeks an Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in the area of row crop and forage entomology. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, with an appointment of 70% extension and 30% research, and located on the MU campus in Columbia, MO. Continue reading

Assistant Professor of Row Crop and Forage Entomology

This is a position announcement from the Division of Plant Sciences at the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri.

Position: Assistant Professor of Row Crop and Forage Entomology. The Division of Plant Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) at the University of Missouri (MU) seeks an Assistant Professor and State Extension Specialist in the area of row crop and forage entomology. This is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position, with an appointment of 70% extension and 30% research, and located on the MU campus in Columbia, MO. Continue reading

Missouri research study finds waterfowl transports pigweed seeds

In Delta Farm Press

by David Bennett

It’s that time of year when the migration of waterfowl has begun and hunters unlock the gun cabinet and pull on camo. It turns out those wonderful ducks may be carrying more than the odd band and a desire for warmer climes.

Is the rapid spread of herbicide-resistant pigweeds in the Mid-South at least partially attributable to the flyway? A recent study out of Missouri says it is quite likely. Continue reading